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Pinoy transgender lawmaker recognized in Time magazine list

First transgender congresswoman of PH among Time's most inspiring women of 2016

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10/16/2016 in News
Pinoy transgender lawmaker recognized in Time magazine list

By Netchai Moldes

Philippines' first transgender congresswoman, Representative Geraldine Roman, joins Beyonce and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Time magazine's "These Women Inspired Us in 2016."

In an article by Kate Samuelson  and Suyin Haynes on Motto.Time.com, Rep. Roman was listed together with notable women from different fields around the world in celebration of the International Day of the Girl last October 11.

The authors said about Rep. Roman, “In a nation with a history of hostility to the LGBT community, Geraldine Roman’s success as the first transgender congresswoman to be elected in the Philippines is truly inspiring. Roman ran for the House seat that was previously occupied by her mother and won with 62 percent of the vote in May this year.”

The list, made in recognition of the women who are champions in pushing greater gender equality worldwide, also includes:

Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhul of China, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Olympic shot put player Michelle Carter, Syrian Olympic hero Yusra Mardini, PWD model Jillian Mercado, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Nadia Murad, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Johnny Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard, sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles, and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The site also wrote about Rep. Geraldine's campaign for anti-discrimination bill.

She took to Twitter her sincerest gratitude.

Vice President Leni Robredo congratulated her as well.

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